O'BRIEN:I’ll never forget the first thing Tyler said to me: “Do you guys know where the bathroom is?” POSEY:I play guitar. He plays drums. We hit it off within 15 seconds of knowing each other. He reminded me of me. RODEN:The yin and the yang. POSEY:I guess, yeah! We’re yin and yang together! Like, I’m yin and yang, and you’re yin and yang. RODEN:What they experienced, I watched them experience. “Yo, bro! You wanna skate?” “Yeah. You wanna jam later?” “‘kay, cool. You guys goin’ out?” “F— that. You wanna play videogames?” I’ve seen them grow up.
Random YOI skating hc’s that @kevystel and I have yelled about:
Phichit is responsible for introducing Yuuri to all kinds of music in college and they have bff skate jam sessions ranging from Queen to TSwift and Beyoncé and Sia. Most of them end up on Phichit’s Instagram. Phichit’s seen Yuuri dance around their apartment and knows this kiddo’s got moves. Yuuri is the secret weapon to Phichit’s Insta success and his fans love seeing shy, smiling Yuuri let loose on the ice after practice.
Chris and Viktor’s Insta video of them jamming together to Marina’s Primadonna is campy as hell and hits a little too close to home for Viktor and his relationship with the media but he does it anyway bc he loves Chris. He also does it to fuck with the RSF over Twitter.
While Chris has a lockdown on Gaga exhibition skates, there is totally video of Yuuri doing a Just Dance jam session with Phichit. The minute they all see Yuuri go full Dramatic to Bad Romance they all lose their minds.
Whenever Poker Face comes on at skating galas, Chris and Viktor break out into an impromptu duet. Everything they do is ridiculously over the top but they have so much fun together.
Yuuri has such a graceful and quiet persona - he skates to things like Tchaikovsky’s Octobre (bby juniors Yuuri!) and Chopin - but his Intense and Dramatic inevitably comes through in things like Dvorak’s Serenade and Mendelssohn’s violin concerto in E.
When he breaks out the Dramatic exhibition skates everybody loses their shit and come away shaken and in love and smiling whenever they think about it for the next few days.
Ex: his very heartfelt gala skate to Love Me Like You Do where he’s totally relaxed and pulling out all these jumps and beautiful spins and the judges can’t quite believe what they’re seeing. Yuuri can’t see shit, but it doesn’t matter bc sometimes he just needs to skate his heart out and pretend the audience isn’t there.
Viktor has absolutely done a gala skate to the Russian version of Once Upon a December. It features an all-white tailed jacket ensemble with blue and gold accents. Yuuri miiight keep it in his YouTube favorites list and miiight have cried a little over it. Lilia is disgusted by the whole thing.
After the Sochi banquet, he built a new exhibition routine to Indila’s Derniere danse, completely expecting Yuuri to be competing in the rest of the season. It’s full of come-hither looks and hair flips, spins, and seductive step sequences. He choreographed most of it dancing around his apartment. Lilia, again, is disgusted.
Yakov officially gave up trying to steer any part of Viktor’s exhibition skates years ago. He knows when to pick his battles, and this is just Not Worth It.
Viktor absolutely had a t.a.T.u phase and you can bet money he skated to Ya Soshla S Uma complete with high pony tail, a lace choker, a mesh top, and a plaid mini-skirt thing. Yuri Plisetsky who?
The Classics: Viktor skates to anything and everything Tchaikovsky, the waltz from Masquerade, Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, Rimsky Korsakov’s Scheherazade, La Bayadère, Onegin, that Rachmaninoff piano concerto. His Olympic-winning Swan Lake FS is iconic. Yuuri has it saved in HD and it has it’s own place of honor in the massive Viktor Nikiforov file on his laptop.
The Tangos: Viktor’s tangoskates are intentionally suggestive re: gender. It doesn’t matter if his hair is long, short, or if he’s in suits/shirts or all glammed out, he’s completely arresting to watch as Viktor Nikiforov, skating artiste. Yuuri’s inevitable tango is so intense Viktor practically has a flashing neon “I Am So Gay” Moment™ while rinkside, and he choreographed the damn thing. This one is their go-to track for dancing around the living room/skating together at the rink when they have it to themselves.
Yurio’s exhibition skates are always A Lot in terms of lights and music and punked-out costumes with leopard prints and spikes. (This is literally canon anyways.) There’s definitely fog involved. Yakov has officially given up on trying to get Yura to do anything subdued for his exhibition skates.
After the GP exhibition skate, Yuuri and Viktor frequently get asked to perform Stay Close to Me together. Phichit cries every time they break it out. He just loves them a lot and wants them to be happy. Yurio throws up in his mouth a little and complains on the phone to Otabek later but watches the whole thing without complaint.
Who is the one to propose: Evan. He realizes that he’s fallen for Luke about three months after they get together. He doesn’t propose until they’ve been together for a year and half, because he wants to be sure that Luke is the one he wants to marry. (He is. He does.)
Who stresses more over wedding planning: Evan. He’s an ultra perfectionist and has to have it his way or it’s going to be no way. Luke mainly just hides.
Who decorated the house: They both did.
Who does the cooking: They cook together. it’s a thing for them.
Who is more organized: Evan, hands down, all the way.
Who initiates bedroom fun: Luke. He’ll start thinking about the way Evan sounds when he’s being stroked and he can’t help himself.
Who suggested kids first: Evan, although he wants to wait a while before they actually have kids because he doesn’t feel he’s ready.
Who’s more dominant: They’re equal, actually. They’re both protective of each other, but when it comes down to it, nobody really dominates between them.
Who’s the cuddler: Evan. He loves being pressed up against Luke with his arm around Luke’s waist and Luke’s arm thrown over him and he does it every chance he gets.
Who’s the big spoon/little spoon: They don’t really have a designated big/little spoon. It depends.
What’s their favorite non-sexual activity: gaming together or watching sports. Luke’s managed to get Evan into football and he’s honestly thrilled about it.
Who comes home drunk at 3am: Luke claims he’s “too old for that bar bullshit” and Evan would rather stay in and drink in the comfort of his own home, so neither of them.
Who kills the spiders: Evan. Luke nopes the fuck out every time.
Who falls asleep first: Luke. He gets tangled together with his personal space heater known as Evan and it’s lights out for him in about ten minutes.
A head canon: They went to an old-school “jam” skate for their first date because Evan found out Luke used to DJ. (It’s what made Luke decide to actually pay attention to Evan. Most guys don’t think that much about it.)
Do they have any “rituals”? They cook together everyday at least once. It’s relaxing to them. If Evan decides to play hockey that year Luke will go to all of his games and pretty many of his practices. (He loves to watch Evan destroy idiots on the ice. It’s hot.)
Who is louder? both of them are loud but Luke can get louder.
Who is more experimental? Luke.
Who takes more risks? Luke.
Do they fuck or make love? They do both equally, really.
Lights on or off? on. Evan loves to be able to see what he’s doing and what Luke looks like as he’s doing it.
Who is more likely to be caught masturbating? Luke. He has no concept of shame.
Who is more likely to suggest a threesome? Luke, hands down, all the way.
Who comes first? Luke. Evan always catches him off guard- he thinks he’s fine and that he’s not gonna cum but then Evan will hit him with a couple of brutal thrusts and his voice will break as he moans and the next thing Luke knows is that he’s cumming breathlessly and clinging to Evan’s back.
Who is better at oral and who prefers it? Luke is better and Evan loves it when Luke gives him head because Luke will tease him and have him begging to move and when he finally does it’s torture because Luke will edge him a couple of times before he lets Evan cum.
Who is more submissive? They’re equal to the point where one can dominate the other only to be dominated the next time.
Who usually initiates things? Luke. He honestly sees it as a game…how many times can he make Evan want to fuck him in a day? (The answer is too many damn times).
Who is more sensitive? Sexually- Luke. The sound of Evan’s voice can honestly almost bring him to the edge sometimes. Emotionally- Evan, at least in the sense that he’ll express his emotions. Luke will bottle them up and refuse to talk about them.
Who has the most patience? Evan.
Which kinks do they share? orgasm control, for sure. bondage. Luke’s entirely unnecessary gun kink gets passed on to Evan in the form of Luke pressing the barrel of his .45 against the side of Evan’s head and ordering him to his knees. (yeah, Evan gets scared, but he also gets ridiculously hard. and being able to do the same thing to Luke later? even better.) breath control, too.